A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with Me a While Reviews

June 3, 2019
An endlessly charming labor of love that firmly establishes Wang as one of the most unique and vital voices in American independent cinema.
April 7, 2019
If the first half of the film focuses on the potential of art to move an audience, the second seems to be about how art is not exclusively the domain of the Bread Factory, May Ray, or any singular entity.
February 24, 2019
[It] speaks about just how inseparable art and life is-the ways we use it to heal, grow, and see. Art is that which makes us human.
December 27, 2018
Call it pretentious, but these two films are a tapestry of life where a spectrum of human existence is not necessarily examined but rather observed.
December 4, 2018
a riveting, one of a kind cinematic experience, an ethnography of a community told with a profoundly compassionate eye
November 29, 2018
We need The Bread Factory. Both the metaphorical places like this existing in our society, and this very tangible film of Patrick Wang's.
October 27, 2018
It's as if Eric Rohmer had made a Christopher Guest film - "Waiting for Guffman" recast as an ardent inquiry into what small-town American life has become.
October 26, 2018
A film that defies conventional expectations with the same dedication to artistic integrity as the two women in featured roles.
October 26, 2018
Wise, funny and genuinely heartfelt. A testament to Patrick Wang's humanism and impeccable filmmaking skills.
October 26, 2018
A warm and prickly humanist triumph that features no movie stars, disperses its attention across a large ensemble and feels meticulously handcrafted in every respect.
October 26, 2018
This minimalist epic amply showcases Wang's gifts for Chekhovian-style drama infused with generous doses of subtle humor.
October 25, 2018
"A Bread Factory" has an immense cast, a deliberate pace and thematic ambition to spare - but it also has a ground-level, plain-spoken modesty that renders it hypnotic.
October 25, 2018
Through bursts of comedy, poignancy, conflict, song, dance, and theatrical whimsy, what emerges is akin to a homespun symphony of soulfulness.
October 25, 2018
The distinctive premise of Patrick Wang's new film, "A Bread Factory," is matched by the audacity and the originality with which he realizes it.
October 25, 2018
Experiences such as this, that offer such a wealth of intellect and warmth so persistently, are few and far between.
October 24, 2018
Patrick Wang's particular skill as a filmmaker is his ability to approach well-worn narrative devices from fresh angles.
October 24, 2018
If Part One centered on the role of the arts in the lives of these characters and their community, Part Two finds their lives becoming art.
October 23, 2018
Taken together with Part One, it seems as thorough and thoughtful a statement on art and life as any American filmmaker has given us.
October 23, 2018
Even its flaws convey something of its themes-the importance of having a place for art that isn't perfect and isn't going to appeal to everyone.